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Kinesiology Program

The job market has fueled the growth of kinesiology programs over the past decade. The primary career paths are physical/occupational therapy, medical doctor, and physician assistant. More than 185,000 physical therapists and 104,000 occupational therapists were employed in the U.S. in 2008. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth rates of between 24 percent and 39 percent for these three careers, by 2018.